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Aug 1, 2009 3:30am EDT
..." >> moyers: if you missed him the first time, wendell potter is back with the truth about health care and insurance from the inside out. >> the business that they are in is health care, certainly, but keep in mind what they want to do is enhance their profits. >> moyers: and the drug industry is writing its own prescription for heath care reform. >> moyers: welcome to the "journal." when one of our broadcasts strikes a nerve we like to bring it back to give you a second chance to see it, and to express your support of stations like this one whose independence depends on viewers like you. wendell potter was here a few weeks ago to tell an insider's story of how the health insurance industry "puts profits before patients." your response bowled us over. one blogger at the widely read web site "talking points memo" summed up what many had to say. "i beg everyone who reads this and clicks onto the link to send it on to everyone you know. send it to your congressmen, your governors, your legislatures, the white house. get an e-mail chain going. put the link up on yard signs or billboards. p
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Aug 3, 2009 6:00pm EDT
to act, the popular incentive will run out of gas within days. white house correspondent wendell goler has the story. >> as ford announced its first monthly sales increase since the start of the recession, the cash for clunkers program, credited with helping the boost, was running on fumes and auto dealers were on the warpath. >> i think dealers are very angry. it should be obvious to a lot of money, there have been a lot of issues with the current administration. >> the white house says without senate approval of a house bill adding $2 billion in clunker funding, it can only guarantee rebates for a few more days. >> if it doesn't happen this week, it's unlikely that we will make it to the weekend with a program that can continue. >> republicans argued misreading the initial popularity in the clunkers' program means extending it might cost more than lawmakers expect. >> when the administration comes bearing estimates, it's not a bad idea to look for a second opinion. all the more so if they say they're in a hurry r >> they say the same argument applies to healthcare reform, and the pre
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Aug 7, 2009 6:00pm EDT
how much influence he will have on this fall's elections. wendell goler reports on the president's coattails. >> barack obama was the first democratic presidential candidate to carry virginia in 44 years, but experts say his push to give virginians their third democratic governor in a row is another long shot. >> it's the best indicator of who will win in virginia. >> president obama repriseed his message from last year's campaign. >> we will try to bring people together rather than push them a apart. >> but added the complaint that he has made since entering the white house that the white house saddled him with the worst recession in decades. >> i don't mind cleaning up after them, but don't do a lot of talking. >> he leads mcdonald by eight points but mcdonald's lead is twice that among independents and republicans are giving him a national platform with this saturday's radio address. president obama's job approval rating has fallent o 56 p% in the latest gallup polls, and 49 in the rasmussen, not a good sign that the democrats will break the 32-year virginia governor's trend.
Aug 4, 2009 7:00pm EDT
forward. >> hold on, we will dig a little deeper. i think this is bullish for the stock market. wendell, do you like this cash for clunkers. >> absolutely. that's exactly what we should be doing. these numbers will show up in economic activity in the third quarter and good not only for the economy ultimately but investor psychology. >> tell me why you hate it? i know you do. come out of hiding. >> i hate it because i believe free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. >> hoisted on my own petard. >> what did ralph waldo emerson say. foolish consistency is the hobb goblin of little minds. sometimes you have to go populist. >> it's a sugar high, scripted by or well. >> scripted by orwell. thank you for that. i will not give up on this cash for clunkers. i really believe this is part of the bull market story. we also need to know, what about the pullback and job numbers later in the week? do you stay with the recovery sectors that bring you to this rally or switchback to defense. please stay with us. you could buy 300 bottles of water. or just one brita filter. ( drop plinks
Aug 13, 2009 11:00am EDT
in congresswoman louise slaughter from upstate new york who joins us on the phone, working with wendell potter on this. what do you see when you hear wendell potter's story, testimony, his assertion that the industry has been involved in dirty tricks? >> i'm absolutely astounded at his bravery, his courage. he and i came from the same part of the country. when he talked about goes to wise county to see that 900 people spend the night out in the rain to get free health care the next day. this morning front page of the "new york times," 1,000 people in california lining up for dental care, gives you some idea of the emergency in this country for a lack of health care for an awful lot of our citizens. i'm really produced ud of what done. i think he stood up and told the truth. i want to say yesterday what i said to him, this is not new. this is not the first time i've done this. i was part of the clinton health care plan trying to sell that to constituents and was absolutely unable to do so, had to cancel out of fear because of john birch society and others up front not allowing people to speak.
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Aug 6, 2009 6:00pm EDT
guzzlers for new more fuel efficient cars. white house correspondent wendell goler is live with an update. good evening, wendell. >> chris, this legislation passed by a 3-1 margin in the house an harry reid is confident he has the votes to pass it in the senate but lawmakers are spending hours debating amendments they know will be rejected just to get their objections on the record before they go home for the august break. as of yesterday, the clunkers program had burned through three-quarters of the billion dollars congress initially appropriated, suggesting the original $4 billion authorization the house wanted was a closer estimate of the program's appeal and its cost. gp was the big winner with 17.8 p% of the cash for clunkers car sales. >> it has been a madhouse, people coming in with their clunkers wanting to trade them in. >> the big 3 accounted for 45% of the sales, which is their normal market share. still, four of the five top selling new cars are sold by foreign manufacturers. 60% of the foreign cars were actually built in this country. in fact, hyundai's montgomery, alabama pl
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Aug 11, 2009 6:00pm EDT
2006. white house correspondent wendell goler joins us live with details. good evening, wendell. >> good evening, bret. house judiciary committee chairman john conyers released 5,400 pages of e-mails and other documents he says show the white house under former president george w. bush was, quote, the driving force behind the removal of a number of u.s. attorneys. the ranking republican on that committee, lamar smith of texas disagrees. he says there is no credible evidence of wrongdoing in the documents. he has accused the obama administration of politicizing the justice department, for dropping the charges against several black panthers accused of voter intimidation in philadelphia this past november. former u.s. attorney david iglesias figures most prominently in the bush administration documents. he was strongly criticized by new new mexico republicans for not prosecuting alleged voter fraud in 2004 that they felt might have hurt a republican candidate. iglesias told the congressional committee his firing was a political flogging. iglesias said the decision had been made aft
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Aug 13, 2009 6:00pm EDT
correspondent wendell goler is here to talk about more add sen tours in fact checking. good evening, wendell. >> good evening, bret. in portsmouth, new hampshire, the president said one reason healthcare costs are so high is that the system doesn't reward preventive care, for example, by paying doctors enough to counsel diabetics to lose weight and make sure they're taking their medications in a timely fashion. >> they might get reimbursed a pittance >> but if that same diabetic ends up getting their foot amputated, that's $30,000, $40,000, $50,000. immediately the surgeon is reimbursed. >> the a.m.a. says doctors don't benefit that much. medicare's reimbursement for an amputation, $750 to $1,500. it says the entire cost of the amputation, including hospitalization, and these ya and other fees could come to $30,000, bret. bret: what about the president's promise that healthcare reforms won't add to the budget deficit. >> it is extremely difficult to project the cost of government programs out over a long period of time. medicare, for example, 25 years after congress created it, was costing t
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Aug 13, 2009 7:00pm EDT
have also stretched the truth quite a bit. that also includes the president, we're told. wendell goler is live at the white house with our health care fact check tonight. wendell, hello. >> hello, shep. as we fact-check the health care reform debate, we are finding flaws in some of the most basic claims and understandable concerns in some the most outrageous. >> rumor that's been circulating a lot lately is this idea that somehow the house of representatives voted for death panels that will that will basically pull the plug on grandma. >> this is based on a proposal to have medicare pay for volunteer end of life counseling sessions that even some republicans say is being misrepresented by people like former alaska governor sarah palin. one estimate 30% of medicare's budget is spent on the 6% of recipients who do i each other. critics are concerned there is incentive to find savings there the president has called the notion that health care reforms will cut people's medicare benefits another myth but some experts say the plan to find billions of dollars a year in savings may mean lower
Aug 10, 2009 9:00pm EDT
the way it is. barbaraboxer will be joining us as well as wendell potter. >>> also the radical anti-abortion movement is trying to turn the accused assassin into one of the new leaders. >>> plus rod blagojevich gets caught on tape again, but in a totally new unnerving way. that is all coming up this hour. >>> but we begin tonight with the ferocious campaign to kill health care reform in this country. and an investigation into who's really behind it. >>> out of all of the cookie conspiracy theorys being peddled about health care reform, that health care reform is going to mandate abortions, that health care reform will mandate free sex changes. there's one particular conspiracy theory that has managed to gain the most traction by far. and it is the idea that health care reform is really just a secret plot to kill the elderly. from street corner screams to republican members of congress all maintain that the provision and the health care bill that says medicare will pay for the consultation if you want to get a living will, even though was that championed by conservative pro-life sena
Aug 30, 2009 6:00pm EDT
for him. then, we go back to the way back machine, and it is like it is 2004. the quarterback wendell right back to him and was rewarded. the numbers for joe, incredible -- the quarterback went right back to him. it left them a little bit in auguswe. >> i think that joe flacco went into a bit of a groove. all of the guys making plays. >> he was making great decisions with the ball, you know? i think i did a good job. >> the ravens wrap-up with preseasons thursday, and then get ready for the kansas city chiefs' opening the regular season. at least, that was the game plan before the chiefs had a setback. there was a problem, along with the leg. quickly, he realized it was worse than he thought. he left the game and did not return. they are not sure of the extent of the injury. please stay with us. 11 news continues, r hearts happy... ...and big hearts happy too. because as part of a heart healthy diet... ...those delicious oats in cheerios can help naturally lower cholesterol. (cheerios spilling) cheerios. how can something so little... you do something so big. >> and low humidi
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Aug 3, 2009 7:16pm EDT
or clothes or televisions? wendell goler with the news live at the white house tonight. some senators have been pretty critical of this program. >> you are right, shep. they say the cash for clunkers program is no better than the government's 70 billion-dollar bailout of g.m. and chrysler. and they say underestimating the popularity of the program raises downts about the administration's stintle about the cost of health care reform. >> americans are telling us that health care is too important to rush. they are staying it's too -- saying it's too important to base our decisions solely on the estimates we are getting from the same people who brought us the stimulus and cash for clunkers. >> but supporters say on average the new cars being bought get 60% better gas mileage than their clunker trade-ins. that is way more than expected. most people turning in gas guzzling trucks and suvs driving away in fuel efficient sedans. late today some skeptical supporters of the clunker's program including california democratic senator dianne feinstein and maine republican susan collins weighed in and ma
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Aug 6, 2009 7:00pm EDT
getting the money? wendell goler is at the white house tonight. wendell, what about it? >> shep, it's a late night for the senate. lawmakers voting as you said on amendments for the cash clunker's bill and $2 billion extension of the program itself. last votes the senators will make before going home for the rest rest of the month. i believe we have a live shot of the senate floor. this passed by a three to one margin in the house. the house is already adjourned for the month which means the senate cannot change the bill. of course, most republicans don't want to just change it they want to can it all together together. >> this should be called the debt for clunkers bill to begin with because, basically what we are doing is creating debt for our children. we're suggesting, we are proposing, we are allowing $4,500, a billion dollars now $3 billion out the door to buy cars today but the bill to pay those cars is going to come due on our children and our grandchildren. >> still, supporters say the program is doing exactly what was intended. the big three haven't lost any market share.
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Aug 6, 2009 1:00pm EDT
clunker? what is the answer, wendell goler? >> majority leader harry reid expects that the senate will extend the program as his last order of business before lawmakers leave for their august recess. any of the amendment would force a suspension, but none are expected to pass. the $2 billion extension expected to keep the clunker program in business until labor day. trace: wendell goler, live on the north lawn. a prayer at a city council meeting getting a lot of folks riled up. >> forget about the pot holes. right now, the biggest issue before the lodi city council is the 2 minute prayer that opens all of their meetings. atheist groups say that the prayers have got to go. church leaders are demanding that they stay. both sides cite the constitution and case law to defend their case. in the meantime, the city council is just praying that all sides can reach a common ground. trace: there is brand new information in the bottom of the hour. martha: and now to the war against h1n1, that will be heating up. there are a number of pharmaceutical companies battling to be the first one to c
Aug 27, 2009 12:30am EDT
to be involve to be engaged, to be part of e proce. to share whaoliver wendell holmes sd. tavis: their hr few pople -- there are few pople who have ffered the public sorrowhat senator keedy did, but he never bame bitterr jaded and became and remained beacon of hope incding the least among us. in a year when partisanship ruled the day, he wou reach across pay lines to ent some of theost important a lasting lgislation in all of u.s. hisry. ted kennedy will be buried at arlington naonal cemery algside his brothers, john and obert. until nex time, good night from l.a.. -- until nt timegood night from l.a. as always, keep the fah. >> ahe said many times, from those he sal and those who touched him, some men seehings as the art and it sawhy? i dream things that ver were and say, why not? -- some men see things as they a and say why? i dream things that ver were in say, why t? -- and say, why not >> fomore information on today's ow, visit tavis smiley on tavis: hello, i am tavis sley. join me nex time for our conversatn with a that c.e.o. ron williams andhis take on t currentealth care date
Aug 27, 2009 8:30am EDT
of the process. to share what oliver wendell holmes said. tavis: their hair few people -- there are few people who have suffered the public sorrow that senator kennedy did, but he never became bitter or jaded and became and remained a beacon of hope including the least among us. in a year when partisanship ruled the day, he would reach across party lines to enact some of the most important and lasting legislation in all of u.s. history. ted kennedy will be buried at arlington national cemetery alongside his brothers, john and robert. until next time, good night from l.a.. -- until next time, good night from l.a. as always, keep the faith. >> as he said many times, from those he salt and those who touched him, some men see things as the art and it say why? i dream things that never were and say, why not? -- some men see things as they are and say why? i dream things that never were in say, why not? -- and say, why not. >> for more information on today's show, visit tavis smiley on tavis: hello, i am tavis smiley. join me next time for our conversation with at that c.e.o. ron williams a
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Aug 31, 2009 6:00pm EDT
prospects for peace talks between the israelis an plifns. here is white house correspondent wendell goler. >> months after meeting accept separately with the israeli and palestinian leaders, president obama is trying to bring them together to restart the middle east peace process. shimon perez announced the plan in an an exclusive interview with fox news channel. >> i think it will be the middle of september. the president obama will chair it. there is a chance that we will decide to reopen negotiations. >> the meeting is timed to start with the u.n. general assembly meeting. while the white house won't deny it, there is no confirmation either. >> we are certainly hopeful that progress is being made. >> meanwhile, a new poll suggests president obama's star is falling among israeli jews, the number who consider him pro israeli is down 4% according to the jerusalem post t was 31% in may. >> right now, barack obama has an israel problem, and the fact is he's going to have to find a way to fix it, and that may well create another problem. >> mr. obama's numbers slumed after his june speech to
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Aug 1, 2009 4:00am EDT
correspondent wendell goler reports the president is looking for more fuel for this program, despite critics who say this is bad for the country's economic engine. >> who would have thought weeks after two of detroit's big three emerged from bankruptcy some auto dealers would be worried about too much business? >> we have been as bis busy as we have been in years with this program. some dealers have run out of inventory. >> it is the going to be the best weekend the auto industry has seen in 100 years. the cash for clunkers program has been so successful, some dealers sold more than a month's worth of cars in a few days, raising fears that the billion dollars that was supposed to fund the program until the fall might not cover the deals already made and that put a fire under congress. >> the best thing we have ever done, more cash for cash for clunkers. >> and the white house -- >> we think it will benefit consumers, and dealers and manufacturers building cars an ultimately taxpayers, because the cars that they're purchasing have a higher fuel mileage. >> in michigan, where unemployment is 15% a
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Aug 6, 2009 3:00pm EDT
fuel-efficient cars. wendell goler is at the white house. >> shep, the $2 billion expected to keep the clunkers program in effect until labor debris and keep in mind, they vastly underestimated the popularity of the program. -- in effect until labor day. keep in mind, they vastly underestimated the popularity of the program. they are trying to pull money from an energy-efficiency program that will not be needed until next year to keep in process the cash for clunkers program which is doing what it was supposed to do, and taking gas guzzlers off of the street, replacing them with cars that get better mileage. others say this is another example of the government choosing winners and losers. gm got 19% of the new sales. chrysler got just about the same market share as before the cash for clunkers program came along. six of the top 10 sellers are built by foreign manufacturers, but those cars are made in this country. senate majority leader harry reid says he has the votes to pass the $2 billion extension of the cash for clunkers program. there are seven amendments, and none expected t
Aug 16, 2009 11:00pm EDT
writers like wendell berry and silas and ashley judd and terrace tempest williams and many more so i am excited about that. i am going to take us just over the river into west virginia tonight across eastern kentucky and over the river and i am going to be reading from a piece about judy bond and it is titled the endangered hillbilly. there is a heaviness that hangs over the town of whites felt west virginia. like the fall from the nearby coal river it seeps through the streets, past the empty storefronts on up the mountainside to the rows of houses that overlooks the town. it has become the invisible resident a testament to the fly that has taken place over the years even as the profits of the mining industry soared. many of the buildings on the main street are vacant popped by broken windows with plywood. only a few businesses barely hold on and aldershot, law office, motel. the sign for a local diner boasts fried bologna sandwiches, appalachian state. outside a handful of people gather for their midday dinner even in the midst of the laughter that trickles out onto the street one can
Aug 7, 2009 9:00pm EDT
something private for the family and my cousin, wendell hawkins, wendell, he spoke. he's an elder. he spoke very nicely so we had just a private moment and it was paris' request to play "gone to soon." we left there and came over to staples. >> larry: were you able to see michael after his death? >> yes, i did. i raced across town. i first got the word from you guys that there was something going on with him being -- going to the hospital. so i called my mother immediately and then she said, yes, she was on her way. i was in asuze zu, another side of pasadena. 45 minutes went by. my sister, janet, spoke to our attorney. next thing i knew, i called my mother back and i heard this tone in her voice saying he's dead. she was crying. and i just cried and drove across town very quickly -- >> larry: you got to see him? >> yes. i came to ucla before all the helicopters flying in the sky and everything. first when i walked into the hospital, i went straight to my mother, caressed her and then i went to the room and saw him just lifeless and it just tore my heart out. >> larry: jermaine, by the way
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Aug 14, 2009 6:00pm EDT
report. you decide. here is white house correspondent wendell goler. >> the president says we've stepped back from the brink of the worst economic crisis since the great depression, but with 9.4% unemployment, "the washington post" says we're in a recovery only a statistician could love, and if you're looking for work even as a statistician, the economists say you may not be happy. >> this is going to be a slow, long recovery. we don't have anything that is going to lead us out of the recession. consumers are spent out already. >> even though the cash for clunkers program lifted industrial production for the first time in nine months in july as g.m. and chrysler reopened some plants, the big 3 aren't likely to lead a rebownts in manufacturing jobs. >> automakers are only utilizing 40% of their capacity, and sales simply -- we can't expect them to rebound enough for the firms to utilize all that capacity. >> the national bureau of economic research tells us when we're in and out of recession. it usually takes six months of positive or negative growth to begin or end a cycle but other fact
Aug 12, 2009 4:00pm EDT
rationed care and limited choices in order for the insurance companies to make bigger profits. wendell potter left the insurance industry after 20 years of a career and since become a whistle-blower of the industry. thank you for joining us. >> thank you, tamron. >> it's interesting when you hear some of these comments out there because you would think every individual who's walked in and saw an a doctor, got the care they wanted, did not leave with a bill that was baffling, and it's all been rosy for all of these years. is this because the health care industry is very powerful and very convincing and very much involved in these town halls? >> the health care industry is very much at play here behind the scenes. i've seen that for the years that i was working in the industry, one of the things that i did, i represented my companies at a lot of the trade association meetings and coalitions that the industry formed, the front groups that it formed and know that the industry has funneled a lot of money to organizations that do what you're seeing going on today. i think a lot of the people
Aug 20, 2009 7:00pm EDT
a very trent perspecte from a former health insance executive. until last yr, wendell pott worked for th cigna and human that health ca for two decades. most recentlys cigna's chief spokesman. he's now a senior fellow on heth care with the center f media and democracy, a liberal research group. welcome, mr. potter. >> thank you very much. >> ifill: when it comes to thi debate we're having in washington about t public option, the so-called publicly backed surance opon, how essential or gaucheable do you they option is >> ihink it's ver, very essential. i dot think that reform wil be a comprehensive as the president promised duringhe campai and as most members of coress and i think the erican public would want it be. it's a vital part ofhealth care reform and i trust it will be a part ofhe legislation that finally reaches the president's desk. >> ifill: but y heard what t secretary of heal and human services said and even wh the president has id which it is esstial but only a sliverf the id. >> well, it's essential. and they are rht, obviousl that there is much more to reform than just the
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Aug 7, 2009 7:18pm EDT
. wendell goler is working the late shift at the white house tonight. >> republicans would like voters to see the governors' races in virginia and new jersey as referendums on president obama and is shrinking job approval rating. 56% in the latest poll. experts say the president's attempt to help of virginia is almost as much of a long shot as it was for him to carry the state in the election. history suggests he will stay there. >> interestingly, the state does not care whether there's a democratic or republican president. since 1977, they have always voted against the presidential party in the white house. it is the best indicator of who will win a governor's race in virginia. >> in new jersey, experts say incumbent jon corzine is so far behind his republican challenger that no president could help in. the arrests of dozens of public officials and operatives for alleged corruption last month hertz corzine -- hurt corzinechurthrit -- hurt corzine. shepard: one luxury resort in california is offering rooms for $19 a night. they're trying to boost business. the room does not have a bed.
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Aug 12, 2009 6:25pm EDT
the u.s.? we report. you decide. here is white house correspondent wendell goler. >> answering questions at the summit of the americas monday, president obama seemed ambivalent about canada's single-payer healthcare system. >> i don't find canadians particularly scary, but i guess some of the opponents of reform think that they make a good bogeyman. >> mr. obama went on to say the canadian system wouldn't work in the u.s. but many american doctors believe it does some things better. >> our healthcare system delivers the highest quality of specialty care in the world. our primary care infrastructure is not good. >> canadians have a longer life expectancy, lower infant mortality rates and lower rates of obesity and diabetes than in the u.s.. their primary care doctors get paid more and they spend more time with their patients than dock doctors in the u.s.. >> we don't reimburse the valuation and management procedures as they sit and talk to patients. >> canadians also wait twice as long for non-emergency care and sometimes come to the u.s. for specialized treatment. dr. scott gottlieb says
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Aug 15, 2009 3:00pm EDT
buck from reproducing. we know now she wasn't retard had. to add insult to injury, oliver wendell holmes three generations of imbeciles are enough. seven years later, hitler wrote to the american eugenics society to ask for a copy for case for sterilization which called for sterilization of some 10 million americans. in that year, they sterilized 50,000 unfit germans. they complained that the germans are beating us at our own game. the idea evolved into the holocaust and deaths of six million jews as will as millions of other innocent people. >> america, there is so much anger and may tread in this country right now. it is important that we have an honest conversation here and understand clearly what is being said on this program. no one is saying that eugenics is coming. the builder of the master race was only part of the problem in germany made possible after they devalued life. how much is a life worth and put a price how much each individual was worth. some were worth more than others. i want to show you a poster that i saw this morning getting ready for the show. i want you t
Aug 14, 2009 10:00pm EDT
not as a patient but from the other side a former senior executive at cigna. wendell potter was the company's top spokesman. he held similar positions at humana and once served as press secretary for a tennessee gubnatorial candidate. you say they confuse their customers and dump the sick to satisfy wall street investors. how are they intentionally confusing customers and dumping the sick? >> they confuse customers by not being transparent and providing the information they need. a lot of people don't know their insurance is inadequate. people are finding they are in the ranks of the underinsured because they don't have any idea that their coverages are not good enough. they dump the sick by purposely looking at applications when someone files or has medical claims, whether you have a major illness or major accident, if you buy your insurance through the individual marketplace, outside of your employer, you have to disclose whether or not you've had a preexisting condition. if you leave something out if you forget something or don't know something that is relevant that might be in doctors notes t
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Aug 3, 2009 11:00am EDT
the program, it will have to hit the scrap heap as soon as tomorrow. wendell goler as the latest. the country already has a pretty big deficit going. why is the government considering adding $2 billion to the program? >> because it is the most popular and arguably most effectively spent billion dollars of the entire $787 billion stimulus program. this program has helped ford posted its first monthly sales increase in two years. dealers for all the car companies reported selling a month's worth of cars just last week alone. some of those deals were made several weeks ago and put on hold until the money became available, but transportation secretary ray lahood says that he is confident the senate will follow the house's lead. >> we will continue the program until we see what the senate does. i believe that the senate will pass this. i have great faith in the senate and i have great faith in this program because it is so wildly popular. >> the money is coming from a different part of the stimulus bill that aims to increase energy efficiency. in this case, tarp money is not available for the onna
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Aug 7, 2009 1:00pm EDT
will his influence of the democratic candidates in all of the upcoming 2008 elections? wendell goler is following that. >> there are a couple of governors races this fall. experts say that president obama is not likely to make a significant difference in either of them. his own following approval ratings do not help. he is down 50% support. there are other factors at play in both of these races. the president campaigned last night for craigh deeds in virginia. his attempt is almost as long a shot as his own when they're in november. president obama, the first presidential candidate for the democrats to win the state in decades. >> interestingly, the state does not care whether there is a democratic or republican president. since 1977, they have always voted against the presidential party in the white house. it is the best indicator of who is going to win the governor's race in virginia. >> jon corzine is so far behind the republican contender. after the arrests of dozens of public officials and political operatives, he has nearly doubled his lead in the polls. it is now 14 points. si
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Aug 13, 2009 1:00pm EDT
stay the same? let's bring in wendell goler live at the white house. what about it? >> the president's aides say that he is not going to sign something that will force americans to change their doctors. his critics say that they're worried about unintended consequences. medicare is an example. more and more doctors are opting out of the system. in some bills, there is a proposed penalties for employers to drop the insurance coverage that they offer employees. as health insurance costs continued to rise, it could be that the penalty is the less expensive alternative. it begins to affect the bottom lines, especially of small businesses. trace: you have very little choice but to opt out. >> we will do this without adding to our deficit over the next decade. trace: deficit neutral is the phrase we have been hearing a lot. accurate? >> it will be deficit neutral on paper, but on paper, president george w. bush promised to cut the deficit in half by this year. the recession came and we had a budget deficit that was three times higher than it had been. the deficit neutral promise is probabl
Aug 9, 2009 8:00pm EDT
as john brown or wendell phillips or william lloyd garrison. and third, hopefully, this story will highlight for people the way in which the traditional prevailing stories of the civil war have continued to be. [applause] >> so if you do have questions we just ask that you use the mic in the center aisle here. thank you. >> yes, what part of the state is graphically jones county located? >> what part is jones county located, southeastern mississippi, so it's actually very -- the nearest big city is mobile, alabama. and so it's southeastern. that's where the piney woods runs through. there's one county south of jones which is the southern-most southern county and then jones so it's very south, very east. whereas the wealthy planter counties were primarily along the mississippi river because the rich -- known as the black belt, the reason the soil was so rich is because of ther]c spillr from the mississippi river, which is why natchez was the wealthiest city in the county so the planters would live in natchez and they would have these just gorgeous plantations and homes that spr
Aug 16, 2009 11:00am EDT
something wendell berry said 42 years ago when he was riding in defense of the red river gorge, when the army corps of engineers wanted to flood the red river gorge. he wrote a book about it and as part of stopping that flooding of the court. this is what he read. he said a man cannot this bear if he can imagine a better life and if he can enact something of its possibility. this is what we need to do. we need to imagine a better future for the seville and for the mountains. then we need to work to enact it. thank you. [applauding] >> silas house is a best-selling novelist whose work has been published. he teaches at the lincoln memorial university. jason howard is the editor of we all live downstream. he has also written for equal justice magazine and the blue will review. for more information you can go to >> this summer book tv is asking what are you reading? >> very different books. but a really powerful and we have enjoyed reading those. two books i want to read, the talk about lincoln's cabinet and also william julius wilson, a sociologist at harvard. those are two
Aug 29, 2009 12:00am EDT
profession in which individuals should be pretty much involved in what oliver wendell holmes called the actions of our times. not just my brothers that were involved. my sister eunice starting the special olympics program, brought an enormous joy to the mentally retarded and to their families. my sister, jean, with the arts of the handicap has done likewise. my sister, pat, has been equally active. that's been a family tradition. >> thanks a lot. >> i'm one voice and i'm one vote. but people are entitled to know what i'm going to do and why i'm going to do it. that's what this whole process is about. >> in robert bork's america there is no room at the inn for blacks and no place in the constitution for women. and in our america, there should be no seat on the supreme court for robert bork. and i urge the committee and senate to reject the nomination of mr. bork. >> so the vote 58-42 against robert bork. his nomination to the u.s. supreme court has been defeated. >> i want to sign a civil rights bill. i will not sign a quota bill. >> quota schmotas. quotas are not the issue. job disc
Aug 29, 2009 10:00pm EDT
individual should be very much involved in what oliver wendz wendell holmes called the action and passion of our times, and not just my brother was involved. my sister eunice starting the brothers and sister program, brought enormous joy to the mentally retarded and to their families and my sister jean with the rights for the handicap and my sister pat, has been equally active. that's been a family tradition. >> we got it, gang. okay. >> thanks a lot. >> i'm one voice and i'm one vote. but people are entitled to know what i'm going to do and why i'm going to do it. that's what this whole process is about. >> in robert bork's america, there is no room at the inn for blacks and no place in the constitution for women. and in our america, there should be no seat on the supreme court for robert bork. and i urge the committee and senate to reject the nomination of mr. bork. >> so the vote 58-42 against robert bork. his nomination to the u.s. supreme court has been defeated. >> i want to sign a civil rights bill. i will not sign a quota bill. >> quota schmotas. foet iquotas are not the issue. jo
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Aug 11, 2009 5:00pm EDT
. we know now she wasn't retarded, but to add insult to injury, justice oliver wendell holmes infamously wrote, quote, three generations of imbeciles are enough, end quote. 7 years later, hitler wrote to the president of the american eugenic society to ask for a copy of his famous case for sterilize sterilization, which called for sterilization of some ten million americans forced. the nazis sterilized over 50,000 unfit germans which caused an american genesis to complain, quote, the germans are breetsing us at their own game. the nazi-genic idea involved naturally into the eventual holocaust and the deaths of 6 million jews as well as millions of others, all innocent. glenn: america, there is so much anger and hatred in this country right now, and it is important that we have an honest conversation here and understand clear what is being said on this program. no one is saying that eugenics are coming. the builder of the master race was only part of the problem in germany, made possible after they began to devalue life. they tried to figure out how much is a life worth and put
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Aug 14, 2009 7:00pm EDT
straight quarters. wendell goler, we are starting to see some optimism in dc >> the president says we have stepped back from the brink. he will not be satisfied until everyone who wants a job has one. some think it will take longer than he expects, certainly longer than he wants, for that. >> i think this will be a slow wan long recovery. we do not have anything that will lead us out of the recession. consumers are spent up. >> the cash for clunkers program lifted industrial production in july. gm and chrysler reopened some plants. the big three are not likely to lead a rebound in manufacturing jobs. >> automakers are utilizing 40% of their capacity. sales, we cannot expect them to rebound enough for them to utilize that capacity. >> the consumer spending that got us out of the last two recessions might have contributed to the current downturn. >> over the last decade, we live beyond our means thanks to the readily available debt that was out there at low interest rates. we are seeing a form of payback. >> president obama is building a new, more durable economy. >> we cannot afford to retu
Aug 13, 2009 6:00am EDT
executive says he wouldn't put it past the industry to do the same. wendell potter used to do public relates for cigna. he said it wasn't unheard of for the health insurance industry to give money to groups and leave it to ose groups to fight issues like health care reform. >>> he was president bush's second in command and the subject of the frequent criticism. >> now, former vice president dick cney is getting ready to give his take of his time in the oval office. >>> also ahead, 259 people, most americans, all died when their plane exploded over scotland more than 0 years ago. why the man convicted in the attack could soon go free. that is coming up.  >>> making headline at 11 minutes after #:00 this morning, there will be a public farewell for eunice kennedy shriver today. thousands are expected at a wake in cape cod near the family's compound in hyannis port. there will be a private funeral mass tomorrow. mrs.shriver founded the special olympics and is the sister of president john f. kennedy and senator ted kennedy. >>> dick cheney has apparently decided to ma
Aug 10, 2009 11:00pm EDT
interesting character in this book is wendell willkie who ended up running against roosevelt in 1940 as a republican candidate for president. top tech -- talk them out with the wealthy because he is maybe the hero of the book really. it and what was his role in all of this and how does the end up. >> guest: when lafont thought he was an informer. he was for democrats. he was for reforming and he was originally in the utility's business so he started out in this business and thereby to have clean utilities. his was not quite to rely fact, it was going to be clean and wonderful and you build of this utility company very loving way, commonwealth and southern and it was fine to live up the south. >> host: which at that point had virtually no alleges in a. >> guest: that was that was put out so and the tva law was passed, the tennessee valley authority and this is the same power struggle between public sector and private sector and the window met in a room with one of the leaders of the tva and he said the you are in governor in you to come out there you want to be reasonable save you get
Aug 24, 2009 9:00am EDT
says it is dedicated to exposing corporate spend and government propaganda. wendell, good morning. thanks for being with us. >> good morning. >> i saw your interview with bill moyers. let's from the outset, people who don't know you, you are not some disgruntled former employee. you left on very good terms. >> that's right. >> but in the last couple of years that you were there you began to feel that you were not fighting on the side of the angels. >> that's right, yeah. >> why shouldn't we believe? as i pointed out, the insurance companies have kind of shifted their stance as a group and are now saying, okay, let's have some sort of reform, but they are adamantly opposed to a government option or co-ops. why shouldn't we believe their sincerity? >> you go back and look 15 and 16 years ago you saw them saying exactly the same thing at this point in time. october of 1993, the president of cigna health care who i used to support when i was there, testified before congress that the industry was firmly in favor of ending the use of pre-existing conditions and firmly in favor of abolis
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